Thursday, April 14, 2011

National Poetry Month: jacks

The last few days I've been featuring poems from Valerie Worth's Small Poems books. Today's comes from Small Poems Again. All of these are out of print, but have been repackaged in an omnibus with Still More Small Poems (which my library doesn't have) and 14 new ones in the bookAll the Small Poems and Fourteen More.

I love these poems for the way they look at the every day. I also love them for being serious. Don't get me wrong, I love silly poetry, but I think a lot of poetry aimed at kids is silly and rhymes and it's nice to see some variety.


The way
Jacks nest
Together in
The hand,

Or cupped
Two palms,
Jingled up

And thrown,
Land in a
Loose starry

Seems luxury
Without the
Further bliss

Of their

Book Provided by... my local library

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